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2016 Reading Challenges


This challenge is hosted by Brittany at The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf. This will be a HUGE stretch for me, because my reading/blogging time has fallen by the wayside the past few years but I will attempt:

Level 1: 100 minimum
  1. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #13)
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #14)
  10. The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
  11. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #15)
  12. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
  13. The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
  14. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #16)
  15. Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11)
  16. Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
  17. Neverfall by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #1.5)
  18. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #17)
  19. The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #12)
  20. Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)
  21. Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #2)
  22. Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5)
  23. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
  24. Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  25. The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13)
  26. The Recovery by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2.5)
  27. Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1)
  28. A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #19)
  29. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1)
  30. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  31. There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #20)
  32. The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #14)
  33. Monster Island by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #1)
  34. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21)
  35. The Haunted by Bentley Little
  36. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
  37. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  38. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
  39. Oblivion by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book #3)
  40. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  41. Love is a Choice by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #0.6)
  42. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  43. As They Slip Away by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #2.5)
  44. Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  45. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #3)
  46. Hunted by James Patterson with Andrew Holmes
  47. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  48. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  49. Let's Play Make Believe by James Patterson with James O. Born
  50. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  51. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
  52. The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by L.J. Sattgast
  53. Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  54. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  55. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
  56. The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
  57. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  58. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  59. After the Woods by Kim Savage
  60. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  61. A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
  62. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
  63. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #24)
  64. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
  65. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
  66. Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
  67. The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado
  68. Daily Readings from It's Your Time: 90 Devotions for Activating Your Faith, Achieving Your Dreams, and Increasing in God's Favor by Joel Osteen
  69. The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast
  70. A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
  71. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
  72. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  73. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  74. A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  75. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)



This challenge is being posted by Corrine at Corrine Rodrigues. I have barely read the past few years. I would guess that I read less than a dozen books in 2015, so I am aiming for:

I’m on Fire!: read 16+ more books (or 4,000+ more pages)
  1. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #13)
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #14)
  10. The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
  11. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #15)
  12. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
  13. The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
  14. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #16)
  15. Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11)
  16. Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
  17. Neverfall by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #1.5)
  18. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #17)
  19. The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #12)
  20. Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)
  21. Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #2)
  22. Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5)
  23. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
  24. Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  25. The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13)
  26. The Recovery by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2.5)
  27. Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1)
  28. A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #19)
  29. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1)
  30. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  31. There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #20)
  32. The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #14)
  33. Monster Island by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #1)
  34. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21)
  35. The Haunted by Bentley Little
  36. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
  37. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  38. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
  39. Oblivion by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book #3)
  40. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  41. Love is a Choice by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #0.6)
  42. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  43. As They Slip Away by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #2.5)
  44. Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  45. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #3)
  46. Hunted by James Patterson with Andrew Holmes
  47. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  48. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  49. Let's Play Make Believe by James Patterson with James O. Born
  50. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  51. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
  52. The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by L.J. Sattgast
  53. Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  54. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  55. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
  56. The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
  57. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  58. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  59. After the Woods by Kim Savage
  60. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  61. A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
  62. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
  63. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #24)
  64. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
  65. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
  66. Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
  67. The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado
  68. Daily Readings from It's Your Time: 90 Devotions for Activating Your Faith, Achieving Your Dreams, and Increasing in God's Favor by Joel Osteen
  69. The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast
  70. A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
  71. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
  72. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  73. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  74. A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  75. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block. I need to tackle my TBR pile! The challenge level that I want to reach is:

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile
  1. The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
  2. Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11)
  3. Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
  4. Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)
  5. Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #2)
  6. Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5)
  7. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
  8. The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13)
  9. The Recovery by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2.5)
  10. Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1)
  11. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1)
  12. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  13. Monster Island by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #1)
  14. The Haunted by Bentley Little
  15. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
  16. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  17. Love is a Choice by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #0.6)
  18. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  19. As They Slip Away by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #2.5)
  20. Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  21. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #3)
  22. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  23. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  24. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
  25. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
  26. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  27. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  28. A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
  29. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)

CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


This challenge is being hosted by Evie at Bookish Lifestyle. I need to tackle my TBR pile! I am aiming for:

Finish 1-10 books from my TBR pile: A Firm Handshake
  1. The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
  2. Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11)
  3. Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
  4. Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)
  5. Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #2)
  6. Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5)
  7. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
  8. The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13)
  9. The Recovery by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2.5)
  10. Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1)
  11. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1)
  12. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  13. Monster Island by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #1)
  14. The Haunted by Bentley Little
  15. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
  16. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  17. Love is a Choice by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #0.6)
  18. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  19. As They Slip Away by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #2.5)
  20. Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  21. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #3)
  22. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  23. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  24. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
  25. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
  26. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  27. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  28. A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
  29. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. I am going to set the bar low, LOL! I am aiming for:

ONE STAR (PENSIONE WEEKENDER): Read just one qualifying book.
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!




This challenge is being co-hosted by Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup and Kristin at Addicted to Happily Ever After. I have tons of review copies that still need to be read, but I also don't want my very little free time to be spent reading only books for review. I think that's why a lot of book bloggers suffer from burn-out! I need a balance of reading books just for my pleasure, too. There are no set levels for this challenge, so I am aiming for:

Read three books from my review pile
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


2016 Chubby Chunkster Challenge

This challenge is being hosted by Romance Readers Reading Challenges over on Goodreads. This challenge is for those books that are over 450 pages. My goal is:

Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big? - This option is for the slightly heavier reader who wants to commit to 5 Chunksters over the remainder of the year.
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Peek a Book. The challenge level that I am aiming for is:

Level 2: GIRLS POWER - read 6 to 15 books written by a woman author
  1. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #13)
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #14)
  9. The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
  10. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #15)
  11. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
  12. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #16)
  13. Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11)
  14. Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
  15. Neverfall by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #1.5)
  16. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #17)
  17. The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #12)
  18. Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)
  19. Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #2)
  20. Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5)
  21. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
  22. Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  23. The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13)
  24. The Recovery by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2.5)
  25. Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1)
  26. A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #19)
  27. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1)
  28. There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #20)
  29. The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #14)
  30. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21)
  31. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
  32. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  33. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
  34. Oblivion by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book #3)
  35. Love is a Choice by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #0.6)
  36. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  37. As They Slip Away by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #2.5)
  38. Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  39. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #3)
  40. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  41. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  42. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
  43. The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by L.J. Sattgast
  44. The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
  45. After the Woods by Kim Savage
  46. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  47. A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
  48. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
  49. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #24)
  50. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
  51. The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast
  52. A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
  53. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
  54. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!




This challenge is being hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. I often do not reach for books by debut authors. While I might add a book to my Wishlist, I tend to "wait and see" if other readers have enjoyed it before I run out and buy it. There is no set challenge level, so my goal is:

Read 1 middle grade/young adult/new adult debut in 2016
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Jackie at Literary Escapism. There are no set levels for this challenge. I often get caught up in reading lots of series, so I forget to branch out and try someone new! This is my goal:

5 new authors to discover in 2016
  1. Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber
  2. The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
  3. Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1)
  4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  5. Monster Island by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #1)
  6. The Haunted by Bentley Little
  7. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
  8. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  10. Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  11. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  12. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  13. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
  14. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  15. The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
  16. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  17. After the Woods by Kim Savage
  18. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  19. A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
  20. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
  21. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
  22. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
  23. Daily Readings from It's Your Time: 90 Devotions for Activating Your Faith, Achieving Your Dreams, and Increasing in God's Favor by Joel Osteen
  24. A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
  25. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
  26. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  27. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  28. A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  29. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Jen at The Introverted Reader. I love audiobooks! If it wasn't for audiobooks, I don't think that I would have the time to read! I do not have sit-down quiet time to read a book, at least not right now. I like to read/listen to books in a series back-to-back, and the narrators are usually the same throughout a series. This challenge will help me to branch out a bit, so I am aiming for:

Eavesdropper--Read 1-2 books read by narrators who are new to you
  1. Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber
  2. The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
  3. Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
  4. Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  6. The Haunted by Bentley Little
  7. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
  8. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  10. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  11. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
  12. Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  13. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  14. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  15. A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
  16. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
  17. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
  18. Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
  19. The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado
  20. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!




This challenge is being hosted by Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup. There are tons of new authors and series on my TBR pile, so I am aiming for:

Level 1 (Sunbathing): 6 books
  1. Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber
  2. The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
  3. Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1)
  4. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1)
  5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  6. Monster Island by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #1)
  7. The Haunted by Bentley Little
  8. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
  9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  11. Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  12. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  13. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  14. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
  15. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  16. The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
  17. After the Woods by Kim Savage
  18. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  19. A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
  20. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
  21. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
  22. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
  23. Daily Readings from It's Your Time: 90 Devotions for Activating Your Faith, Achieving Your Dreams, and Increasing in God's Favor by Joel Osteen
  24. A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
  25. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
  26. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  27. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  28. A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  29. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Lisa at Lisa Loves Literature. I have tons of new series on my TBR pile that I want to try! I am aiming for:


Mercury: 1-2 new series
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!




This challenge is being co-hosted by Sandy at Somewhere Only We Know and Holly at Words Fueled by Love. It fits in perfectly with my goal to finish off those series that I started long ago and have never finished! I am aiming for:

Level 1: Finish 1 – 5 series
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Sophia Rose at Delighted Reader. I need to get caught up in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, so this one is perfect for me! I am aiming for:

Level One – 5-9 books – Surviving the Book Tsunami
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!




This challenge is being co-hosted by Jessi at Novel Heartbeat and Melissa at Writer Grrl Reads. Here is another challenge to help me get caught up on all those series that I have started! This is the level that I am aiming for:

10-25 points: Newbie
  1. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #13)
  8. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #14)
  9. 2 POINTS: The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
  10. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #15)
  11. 2 POINTS: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
  12. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #16)
  13. 2 POINTS: Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11)
  14. 2 POINTS + 10 POINTS: Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
  15. 1 POINT: Neverfall by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #1.5)
  16. 2 POINTS: Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #17)
  17. 2 POINTS: The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #12)
  18. 2 POINTS: Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)
  19. 2 POINTS: Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #2)
  20. 1 POINT: Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5)
  21. 2 POINTS: Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
  22. 2 POINTS: Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  23. 2 POINTS: The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13)
  24. 1 POINT: The Recovery by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2.5)
  25. 2 POINTS: A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #19)
  26. 2 POINTS: There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #20)
  27. 2 POINTS: The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #14)
  28. 2 POINTS: Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21)
  29. 2 POINTS: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
  30. 2 POINTS: As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  31. 2 POINTS + 10 POINTS: Oblivion by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book #3)
  32. 1 POINT: Love is a Choice by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #0.6)
  33. 1 POINT: As They Slip Away by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #2.5)
  34. 2 POINTS + 10 POINTS: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #3)
  35. 2 POINTS: Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  36. 2 POINTS: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #24)
  37. 2 POINTS: Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)

CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


This challenge is being hosted by Bekka at Pretty Deadly Reviews. The goal is to read backlist books that are at least a year old. That's not a problem for me, since I have tons of old books on my TBR pile! There are no challenge levels, so my personal goal is:

Read 10 backlist books
  1. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #13)
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #14)
  10. The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
  11. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #15)
  12. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
  13. The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
  14. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #16)
  15. Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11)
  16. Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
  17. Neverfall by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #1.5)
  18. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #17)
  19. The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #12)
  20. Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)
  21. Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #2)
  22. Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5)
  23. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
  24. Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  25. The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13)
  26. The Recovery by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2.5)
  27. Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1)
  28. A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #19)
  29. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  30. There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #20)
  31. Monster Island by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #1)
  32. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21)
  33. The Haunted by Bentley Little
  34. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
  35. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  36. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
  37. Oblivion by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book #3)
  38. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  39. Love is a Choice by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #0.6)
  40. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  41. As They Slip Away by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #2.5)
  42. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #3)
  43. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  44. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  45. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  46. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
  47. Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  48. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  49. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
  50. The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
  51. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  52. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  53. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  54. A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
  55. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
  56. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #24)
  57. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
  58. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
  59. Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
  60. The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado
  61. Daily Readings from It's Your Time: 90 Devotions for Activating Your Faith, Achieving Your Dreams, and Increasing in God's Favor by Joel Osteen
  62. The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast
  63. A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
  64. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
  65. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  66. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  67. A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  68. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being co-hosted by Melanie at Hot Listens and Jennifer at The Book Nympho. This is my favourite reading challenge! I am aiming for:

Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30 audiobooks
  1. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #13)
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #14)
  10. The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
  11. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #15)
  12. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
  13. The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
  14. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #16)
  15. Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11)
  16. Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
  17. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #17)
  18. The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #12)
  19. Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)
  20. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
  21. Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  22. The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13)
  23. A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #19)
  24. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1)
  25. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  26. There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #20)
  27. The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #14)
  28. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21)
  29. The Haunted by Bentley Little
  30. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
  31. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  32. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
  33. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  34. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  35. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #3)
  36. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  37. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  38. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
  39. Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  40. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  41. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  42. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  43. A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
  44. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
  45. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #24)
  46. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
  47. Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
  48. The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado
  49. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Bea at Bea's Book Nook. I am a huge advocate of utilizing our public libraries. My local branch told me that I single-handedly increased the circulation of their small branch with all my inter-library loan requests! The level that I am aiming for is:

Picture book: Read 6 library books
  1. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #13)
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #14)
  10. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #15)
  11. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #16)
  12. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #17)
  13. There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #20)
  14. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21)
  15. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  16. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
  17. Oblivion by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book #3)
  18. Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  19. Hunted by James Patterson with Andrew Holmes
  20. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  21. Let's Play Make Believe by James Patterson with James O. Born
  22. Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  23. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  24. The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
  25. After the Woods by Kim Savage
  26. A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
  27. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
  28. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #24)
  29. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
  30. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
  31. Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
  32. The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado
  33. Daily Readings from It's Your Time: 90 Devotions for Activating Your Faith, Achieving Your Dreams, and Increasing in God's Favor by Joel Osteen
  34. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  35. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  36. A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
  37. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)

CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

until June 30, 2017

This challenge is being hosted by John at The Book Mine Set. The goal is to read a minimum of 13 Canadian books in a one-year span, from Canada Day to Canada Day.

Some Canadian books on my TBR pile include:
  1. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  2. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  3. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  4. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
  5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  6. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  7. Linwood Barclay
  8. The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce Series, Book 1)
  9. Douglas Coupland
  10. Joy Fielding
  11. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  12. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  13. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  14. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  15. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  16. Erica Jong
  17. J.A. Jance




This challenge is being hosted by Sophia Rose at Delighted Reader. The goal is to find items in romance books from the following Scavenger Hunt list:

Household Goods
  1. Ceiling Fan
  2. Portrait
  3. House Plant
  4. Pumpkin
  5. Candelabra
  6. Dead Bolt
  7. Grandfather Clock/Mantle Clock
  8. Window Blinds
  9. Microwave
  10. Table Cloth
  11. Razor
  12. Nail Polish
  13. Hand/Purse Mirror
  14. Coffee Table
  15. E-Reader
  16. Earbuds
  17. Window Shutters
  18. Sink
  19. Lawn Mower/Equipment
  20. Tile floor
Clothing/Accessories
  1. Hard Helmet
  2. Earring/s
  3. Head Band
  4. Flip Flops
  5. Motorcycle boots
  6. Belt
  7. Tattoo/Body Art
  8. Evening Gown/Dress
  9. Business Suit
  10. Cuff Links
  11. Space Suit
  12. Military Uniform
  13. Fisherman/Newsboy Cap
  14. Scarf
  15. Mask
  16. Bracelets/Cuffs
  17. Natty or Ugly Sweater
  18. Sunglasses
  19. Business Card/s
  20. Lingerie
Work Tools/Weapons
  1. Rifle
  2. Saddle
  3. Whip
  4. Hammer
  5. Tool Belt/Box
  6. Briefcase/bag
  7. File Folder
  8. Work Gloves/Garden Gloves
  9. Cash Register
  10. Measuring Tape/Ruler
  11. Microscope
  12. Ingredients
  13. Sports Equipment
  14. Silencer for a gun
  15. Explosive
  16. Lock Picks
  17. Safe
  18. Photocopier
  19. Stamps
  20. Notebook/pad
Transportation/Places
  1. European Sports Car
  2. American Muscle Car
  3. Fighter Jet/Spacecraft
  4. Steam-Powered Vehicle
  5. Ice Skate/s
  6. Russia
  7. China
  8. India
  9. Spain
  10. Brazil
  11. Underwater
  12. Another planet
  13. Another Dimension/Parallel Earth
  14. Desert
  15. Tropical Island
  16. Place of Archeological Interest
  17. War Zone
  18. Cart/Wagon
  19. Camel/Donkey
  20. Sailboat
Romantic Encounters


  1. Alien/Alien or Alien/Human
  2. With a Geek
  3. Male/Male or Female/Female
  4. Menage or Poly
  5. Love Triangle
  6. Arranged Marriage
  7. Fated Mate
  8. Fake Mates/Marriage of Convenience
  9. Reunion or Second Chance
  10. Blind Date/Dating Service
  11. Dominant/submissive or Master/slave
  12. Capture/captive
  13. One Night Stand
  14. Male/Female
  15. Older/Younger (5 years or more age difference)
  16. Highschool Sweethearts/Young Love
  17. Apocalyptic/Dystopian Romance
  18. Romance before 1950
  19. Older Couple (over 50)/Winter Romance
  20. Enemies to Lovers

This is definitely a unique challenge, and I think it will be a tough one! I am aiming for:

Level One – Treasure Hunter in Training- 10 items/10 places
  1. CANDELABRA: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10), at the start of Chapter 6 "Across the porcelain and the silver, on the far side of the bouquets of flowers and the curling candelabra, a robed figure sat motionless and self-contained in a chair precisely opposite of his own."
  2. MANTLE CLOCK: Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11), "Periodically, the antique clock on the mantle chimed, and then after a long while the shutters began to descend over the windows."
  3. MASK: The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #12), "As Assail pulled a black mask over his face, they did the same -- and then it was time to dematerialize."
  4. WHIP: Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5), at Page 62: "Scars...that looked like they had been left by whips."
  5. TILE FLOOR: Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3), at Page 7: "Fingers shaking, she fished through the interior of the purse, then as the pain increased, dumped the contents onto the tile floor."
  6. EARRINGS: The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13), at Page 473:"So let's get you the biggest fucking ring in this place and a pair of earrings to match."
  7. NOTEPAD: Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1), at Page 57: "Cole flipped his notepad closed and rose from the coffee table."
  8. DEAD BOLT: Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1), at Page 189: "Butch didn't bother turning the lights on; he just pulled his female against his body and kissed the everloving crap out of her as he kicked the door closed and worked that dead bolt like a pro."
  9. CASH REGISTER: The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #14), at Page 157: "The brunette who was behind the cash register took one look at him -- and what do you know, no waiting for Rhage."
  10. ONE NIGHT STAND: Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  11. FAKE MATES/MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE: A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
  12. BELT: Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber, at Page 104: "Okay, I'll put it bluntly: Your brains are located below your belt."
  13. SECOND CHANCE: A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Shelleyrae at Book'd Out! This is another tough challenge that I have never managed to complete. You have to read a total of 12 books, one from each of the following categories:

  1. A book about books (fiction or nonfiction)
  2.  Serial killer thriller
  3.  Paranormal romance
  4.  A novel set on an island
  5. Investigative journalism (non fiction)
  6. Disaster fiction
  7. Steampunk sci fi
  8. Any book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
  9. Psychology (non fiction)
  10. Immigrant Experience fiction
  11. YA historical fiction
  12. A debut author in 2016


This challenge is being hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block. It is another unique challenge that I have never managed to complete, although the rules are a bit more relaxed since I last joined. It used to be that the colour had to be in the title of the book. Now, the colour can also be the dominant colour of the book cover.  The goal is to read a total of 9 books, one from each of the following categories:

1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover. 
2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title/on the cover.
4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title/on the cover.
6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover.
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc)in the title/on the cover.
8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

  1. WHITE COVER: The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
  2. BROWN COVER: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
  3. YELLOW IN THE TITLE: The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
  4. (a) RED COVER: Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3); (b) Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  5. BLUE COVER: Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)
  6. A BOOK WITH ANY OTHER COLOR IN THE TITLE/ON THE COVER:(a) Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21); (b) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  7. BLACK COVER: Looking for Alaska by John Green; or Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  8. GREEN COVER: Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  9. A BOOK WITH A WORD THAT IMPLIES COLOR: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Charlie at The Worm Hole. Here is another unique challenge that I love trying to complete! The goal is to read 6 books, one from each of the following categories:

  • A country (try not to use ‘Africa’!) Suggestions: Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn, Xiaolu Guo’s I Am China, Martin Wagner’s Deutschland)
  • An item of clothing (Su Dharmapala’s Saree, Ann Brashare’s The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, Javier Moro’sEl Sari Rojo; Pierre Lemaitre’s Vestido De Novia)
  • An item of furniture (Marghanita Laski’s The Victorian Chaise-Longue; C S Lewis’s The Silver Chair; Gøhril Gabrielsen’s The Looking-Glass Sisters)
  • A profession (Adriana Trigiani’s The Shoemaker’s Wife; Mikhail Elizarov’s The Librarian)
  • A month of the year (Elizabeth Von Arnim’s The Enchanted April; Rhoda Baxter’s Doctor January)
  • A title with the word ‘tree’ in it (Ai Mi’s Under The Hawthorn Tree; Elle Newmark’s The Sandalwood Tree)
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


The Reporters Challenge 2016

This challenge is being hosted by The Challenge Factory over on Goodreads. The level that I am aiming for is:

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)


WHO


Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)

Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)

Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)

Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)

Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)



WHAT



Number in the title

Poison in the title

Weather in the title

Color in title

Title starts with the same letter as your last name



WHERE



Set in a little town

NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)

Set in Nevada

Set on foreign soil (not America or England)

Historical novel (pre 1930)



WHEN



One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)

One that centers around a holiday

One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story

One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)

One set during a courtroom trial



HOW



(Method of Murder)

Poison is murder weapon

Knife/stabbing is murder weapon

Gun/shooting is murder weapon

Blunt object is murder weapon

Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

1.     WHERE
      a)     (SET IN A LITTLE TOWN): Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
       b)     (SET ON FOREIGN SOIL): Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
     c)     (HISTORICAL NOVEL PRE-1930): The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado

2.     HOW:

3. WHAT:
    a)     (WEATHER IN THE TITLE): Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
    b)     (COLOR IN THE TITLE): The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
    c)     (POISON IN THE TITLE): A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #19)
     d)      (TITLE STARTS WITH THE SAME LETTER AS YOUR LAST NAME): Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

4.  WHEN:
      a)    (ONE WHERE THE PROTAGONIST HAS TO BEAT THE CLOCK): Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber
      b)     (ONE THAT CENTERS AROUND A HOLIDAY): Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
       c)     (ONE BOOK THAT IS SET DURING A PARTY): Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

5. WHO
    a) (PROTAGONIST IS A DEAD PERSON - A VAMPIRE): Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
    b) (PROTAGONIST IS A CRIME-SOLVING DUO): Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
    c) (PROTAGONIST IS A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL - COURT APPOINTED ADVOCATE): Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1)


CHALLENGE COMPLETE!




This challenge is being hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. I love trying to complete these bingo card challenges, but they are so tough! You are allowed "one free exchange" if there is something on the card that you really dislike and you can change it to something of your choice. You have to mention the exchange in your Final Summary post.

Here is the bingo card:



  1. AUTHOR OUTSIDE OWN COUNTRY: Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. LIBRARY BOOK: Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. YOU'D LIKE TO CHANGE THE COVER: Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. BOOK FROM SERIES YOU LOVE: Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. YOU DIDN'T WANT TO PUT IT DOWN: Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. HAD LAUGH OUT LOUD MOMENTS: Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. DEBUT NOVEL: Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber
  8. BOOK YOU BOUGHT: The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
  9. A DOMINANT COLOR ON COVER: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
  10. MEMOIR: The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
  11. BEEN ON TBR FOREVER: Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11)
  12. SELF-CHALLENGE (LAST BOOK IN A SERIES): Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
  13. WOULD MAKE A GOOD MOVIE: The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #12)
  14. FAMILY RELATIONSHIP WORD IN TITLE: Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5)
  15. PUBLISHED 2015: Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  16. BY AUTHOR YOU WISH WAS KNOWN BETTER: Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #1)
  17. FIRST IN A SERIES: Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1)
  18. NEW AUTHOR TO YOU: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  19. PUBLISHED IN 2016: The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #14)
  20. WAY OUT OF COMFORT ZONE (STEAMPUNK): Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
  21. SETTING BEGINS WITH A B (BOARDING SCHOOL): Looking for Alaska by John Green
  22. BOOK CLUB WORTHY: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  23. COLOR WORD IN TITLE: Little Black Dress by James Patterson with Emily Raymond
  24. THOUGHT PROVOKING BOOK: Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  25. AUTHOR'S SURNAME STARTS WITH THE SAME LETTER AS YOURS: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne at Socrates Book Reviews. The goal is to read books that have any of the following elements:

a. there is an animal in the title of the book

b. there is an animal on the cover of the book

c. an animal plays a major role in the book

d. a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).

I am aiming for Level 1: Read at least 6 books
  1. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8) [animal on the cover]
  2. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10) [main character is a vampire]
  3. Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11) [main character is a vampire]
  4. The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #12) [main character is a vampire]
  5. Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2) [main character is a netherling]
  6. Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5) [main character is a vampire]
  7. The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13) [main character is a vampire]
  8. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1) [main character is a vampire]
  9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1) [animal in the title, and a main character turns into said animal!]
  10. The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #14) [main character is a vampire]
  11. Monster Island by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #1) [one of the main characters is a zombie]
  12. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4) [the main characters are werewolves]
  13. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  14. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1) [one of the main characters is a zombie]
  15. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23) [snakes are the murder weapon]
  16. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1) [the main character turns into a mink]
  17. The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by L.J. Sattgast [animals on the cover and in the stories]
  18. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King [an animal, a vampire, plays a major role]
  19. The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast [animals on the cover and in the stories]
  20. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6) [dogs on the cover]
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Ebookclassics. Some book-to-movie adaptations that I want to read/watch are:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

I am aiming to read/watch 3 book-to-movie adaptations.
  1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  3. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  4. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  5. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
  6. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  7. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
  8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  9. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


This challenge is being hosted by Dollycas at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. The goal is to read one that has a title starting for every letter of the alphabet. The exceptions are Letters Q, X and Z: Those letters can be anywhere in the title. You can drop "A" and "The" from book titles.

I
V




This challenge is being hosted by Michelle at red headed book child. This one is a little different. Instead of book titles fitting into each letter of the alphabet, the goal is to use the mystery author's first or last name. It is not a requirement to finish the whole alphabet, and I saw some other participants setting smaller goals, so my goal will be:

Complete 6 letters of the alphabet


CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being hosted by Amanda at The Well Read Unicorn. The goal is to read books featuring a lady detective. The challenge level that I am aiming for is:

Jane: 4-6 books (You’re quite the clever old bird, but the local constabulary really wish you’d keep out of it.)

  1. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #13)
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #14)
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #15)
  10. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #16)
  11. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #17)
  12. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
  13. Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  14. A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #19)
  15. There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #20)
  16. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21)
  17. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  18. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  19. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #24)
  20. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
  21. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!




This challenge is being hosted by Yvonne at Socrates Book Reviews. I love cozy mysteries and don't read enough of them! Here is the challenge level that I am aiming for:

Level 1 - Snoop - Read at least 6 books
  1. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #13)
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #14)
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #15)
  10. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #16)
  11. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #17)
  12. Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  13. A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #19)
  14. There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #20)
  15. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21)
  16. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  17. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  18. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #24)
  19. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
  20. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!




This challenge is being hosted by Dollycas at Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book. I love cozy mysteries, so here is the level that I am aiming for:

Famished – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries
  1. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #7)
  2. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #8)
  3. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #9)
  4. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #10)
  5. Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #11)
  6. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #12)
  7. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #13)
  8. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #14)
  9. Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #15)
  10. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #16)
  11. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #17)
  12. Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #18)
  13. A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #19)
  14. There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #20)
  15. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #21)
  16. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
  17. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
  18. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #24)
  19. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
  20. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)
CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


This challenge is being hosted by Christine at Buckling Bookshelves. The level that I am aiming for is:

Making Waves: 1-2 Challenged Books

Some banned books on my TBR pile include:
  1. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  2. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  4. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  6. Harry Potter series
  7. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
  8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  9. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



This challenge is being co-hosted by Tracy at Cornerfolds and Claudia at My Soul Called Life. I love dystopia! The challenge level that I am aiming for is:

Read and review 1-5 dystopian books to receive the Recruit badge.



CHALLENGE COMPLETE!




This challenge is being hosted by Tracy at Cornerfolds. This is another genre that I enjoy but do not read enough of (except I really try to squeeze in some books for October!). The challenge level that I am aiming for is:

Read and review 1-5 horror books to receive the Running Scared badge

Some horror books on my TBR pile include:

  1. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
  2. Velveteen by Daniel Marks
  3. This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
  4. The Turning by Francine Prose
  5. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  6. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  7. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  8. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  10. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  11. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
  12. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
  13. Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater
  14. Siege by Rhiannon Frater
  15. Ghost Story by Peter Straub
  16. The Passage by Justin Cronin


This challenge is being hosted by Renee at Addicted To Romance. I love the Paranormal Romance genre! The challenge level that I am aiming for is:

5-15 Books- A Shifter Cub Taking Risks In The Forests
  1. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
  2. Lover at Last by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #11)
  3. The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #12)
  4. Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5)
  5. The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #13)
  6. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #1)
  7. The Beast by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #14)


CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



    This challenge is being hosted by Melissa at Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf. I love anything having to do with the paranormal. Here is the challenge level that I am aiming for:

    Initiate: Read 1 – 5 Witchy Books

    Some witchy books on my TBR pile include:
    1. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
    2. A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) - Deborah Harkness
    3. Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
    4. Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) - Rachel Hawkins
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



    This challenge is being hosted by Shooting Stars Reviews. This is another genre that I enjoy but don't read enough of! Here is the challenge level that I am aiming for:

    Civilian: read 1–10 romantic suspense novels 
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



    This challenge is being hosted by Jo at Once Upon A Bookcase. I have quite a few fairy tale retellings on my TBR pile, so here is the challenge level that I am aiming for:

    Easy: 1-4 retellings
    1. Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)

    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



    Some of the retellings on my TBR pile include:
    1. Cloaked by Alex Flinn
    2. Cress by Marissa Meyer
    3. Towering by Alex Flinn
    4. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
    5. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
    6. Stung by Bethany Wiggins
    7. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
    8. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
    9. Fathomless by Jackson Pearce




    This challenge is being hosted by Julie at Whole Latte Books. This challenge does not have formal levels, so this is what I am aiming for:

    Read 3 Young Adult books in 2016
    1. The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2)
    2. Reached by Ally Condie (Matched, Book #3)
    3. Neverfall by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #1.5)
    4. Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #2)
    5. Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #2)
    6. The Recovery by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2.5)
    7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
    8. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
    9. Oblivion by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book #3)
    10. Looking for Alaska by John Green
    11. Love is a Choice by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #0.6)
    12. As They Slip Away by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #2.5)
    13. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book #3)
    14. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
    15. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
    16. After the Woods by Kim Savage
    17. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
    18. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



    This challenge is being hosted by Stephanie at In Wonderland. The challenge level that I am aiming for is:

      1-5 books – Sleuth
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



    This challenge is being hosted by Lois at You, Me and a Cup of Tea. I don't usually re-read books, but there are some series that I have neglected for a long time and will need to re-read the last ones that I previously read to refresh my memory. Therefore, here is the challenge level that I am aiming for:

    Level 1 0-15 Re-reading itch
    1. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10)
    2. The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by L.J. Sattgast
    3. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
    4. The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast

    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



    This challenge is being hosted by Jen at The Introverted Reader. Here is the level that I am aiming for:

    Dilettante--Read 1-5 non-fiction books
    1. The Yellow World: How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live by Albert Espinosa
    2. The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by L.J. Sattgast
    3. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
    4. Daily Readings from It's Your Time: 90 Devotions for Activating Your Faith, Achieving Your Dreams, and Increasing in God's Favor by Joel Osteen
    5. The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast

    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


    This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings. I look forward to it every Autumn! It runs from September 1st to October 31st, and there are a number of goals to choose from. Books that count are mystery, suspense, thriller, gothic, horror, and dark fantasy genres. Here are the levels that I am aiming for:

    Read four books, of any length, from the very broad categories earlier defined as perilous. They could all be by the same author, a series of books, a random mix of classic and contemporary or whatever you like.

    1. Neverfall by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #1.5)
    2. Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #2)
    3. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
    4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book #1)
    5. Monster Island by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #1)
    6. The Haunted by Bentley Little
    7. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
    8. As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, #22)
    9. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
    10. Oblivion by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book #3)
    11. Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
    12. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
    13. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
    14. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


    When I think of Autumn I think of the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl. I am very fond of the short story and when I started R.I.P. I knew that it had to have a Peril of its own. Read one or many short stories throughout our two-month event and you will have taken on and overcame this Peril.
    1. Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
    CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


    This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Lisa at Lisa Loves Literature

    Objective:
    To read and review a minimum of 4 sequels between the dates of September 1st and 30th, 2016. 

    Here are some sequels that I need to read, but I am not sure yet which four I will choose:
    1. Neverfall by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #1.5)
    2. Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #2)
    3. Father Mine by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #6.5)
    4. Born to Die by Lisa Jackson (Montana - To Die, Book #3)
    5. The Recovery by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #2.5)
    6. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
    7. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
    8. Untamed by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3.5)
    9. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner (D.D. Warren, Book #3)
    10. Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater (As the World Dies, Book #2)
    11. Siege by Rhiannon Frater (As the World Dies, Book #3)
    12. Oblivion by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book #3)
    13. Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #3)
    14. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
    15. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)



    FALL 2016 SCAVENGER: MAKE YOUR OWN APPLE CIDER
    Timeframe: 9/21/16 to 12/20/16
    This challenge is being hosted by Crazy Challenge Connection at Goodreads.


    1. Read a book with a fruit or vegetable in the title or on the cover (must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover) OR a book that boosts your mood in some way.

    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess [a fruit in the title]

    2. Read a book that seems to fit a standard formula (tell us how) OR a book with a X somewhere in the title or author's name (if you use the author option, tell us his/her name).

    The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty [x in the title]

    3. Read a book that someone else discarded OR a book that you previously abandoned.

    Skipping Christmas by John Grisham [book that someone else discarded]

    4. Read a book that you got for free OR a book with an unattractive cover (tell us why you think it's unattractive; post the cover).

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (got for free)

    5. Read a book by an author whose first AND last initials can be found in one of the apple varieties named (Red and Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Northern Spy, and Rome Beauty) OR a book originally published in October of any year (tell us the year).

    Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #23)
    [Rome Beauty, M=Marion and B=Beaton]

    6. Read a book with some sort of wild animal on the cover (must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover) OR a book by an author who has published at least 10 books (tell us how many books).

    Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4) [definitely 10+ books]

    7. Read a book with an intact "23" in its total number of pages (tell us how many pages) OR a book with a container of some sort on the cover (must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover).

    The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1) [read a book with an intact "23" in its total number of pages, 232 pages]


    8. Read a book with a cluttered cover (post the cover) OR a book that takes place before the advent of telephones, cars, etc. (tell us when).

    The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado [a book that takes place before the advent of telephones, cars, etc., starts in 1664 and then moves to 1864]

    9. Read a book with at least two different genres on its main GR page (for example, mystery and historical; tell us the genres) OR a book written by two or more authors.

    Oblivion by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book #3) [Young Adult and Fantasy]

    10. Read a book in which a business closes (permanently, not a temporary shutdown) OR a book set in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan or Washington (state); tell us the state.

    Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1) [book set in Cincinnati, Ohio]


    11. Read a book set in a location that is cold more often than not (tell us the location) OR a short book (150-200 pages, tell us how many).

    The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson [176 pages]

    12. Read a book with a character who works in/owns a bar OR a book with a sweet character who turns hard/bitter by the end of the book.

    After the Woods by Kim Savage [book with a sweet character who turns hard/bitter by the end of the book]

    13. Read a book from a series that has not yet ended OR a book with a beverage of some sort on the cover (must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover).
      Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)

      14. Read a book that was originally published at least a decade ago (tell us when it was published) OR a enough half-step books to equal 150+ pages.

      'Salem's Lot by Stephen King [published in 1976]

      15. Read a book with a glass object of some sort (not a window, but something like a jar, vase, wine glass) on the cover (must be visible in the GR thumbnail; post the cover) OR a book with a night scene on the cover (post the cover). 

      Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1) [glass of milk on the cover]

      CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

      This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Julie at Whole Latte Books. There are no challenge levels. Books should feature vampires, werewolves, zombies, killer clowns, and any other monster as main characters or secondary characters. I am aiming for at least two books.

      Here are some "bitey" books on my TBR mountain:
      1. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #1)
      2. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #1)
      3. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
      4. Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater (As the World Dies, Book #2)
      5. Siege by Rhiannon Frater (As the World Dies, Book #3)
      6. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)

      CHALLENGE COMPLETE!



      This seasonal reading challenge is being hosted by Megan at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life. It runs from November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.
      1. 40 points: Read two books: one by an author whose first name is the same as the last name of the author of the other book:(a) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and The Right & the Real by Joelle Anthony
      2. 30 points: Read two books: a nonfiction book and a fiction book with which it connects:(a) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne  and Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
      3. 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 150 pages long: The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
      4. 15 points: Read a book by an author of a different race or religion than you. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
      5. 25 points: Read a book with an alcoholic beverage (neat or cocktail) in the title. Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6) [a "Cupcake" is a cocktail]
      6. 10 points: Read a 2016 finalist (longlist or shortlist) for one of the following literary prizes: National Book AwardMan Booker or Man Booker InternationalThe Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
      7. 10 points: Read a brand-new release (something published between November 1, 2016, and January 31, 2017). Dead Girl's Society by Michelle Krys
      8. 15 points: Read a book featuring a main character who is of a different race or religion than you. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
      9. 20 points: Read a modern retelling of a classicWhen She Woke by Hillary Jordan
      10. 30 points: Read a book with a character that shares your first or last name. Physics Can Be Fatal by Elissa D. Grodin



      This challenge is being hosted by Michelle at Christmas Spirit. The challenge runs from November 21, 2016 to January 6, 2017. I am aiming for:


      Mistletoe: read 2-4 Christmas books 

      CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

      Additional levels:




      --Fa La La La Films: watch a bunch or a few Christmas movies...it's up to you!

      Definite movies on my list:

      • Christmas With the Kranks (2004): Already watched it once
      • Elf (2003)
      • Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)
      • The Santa Clause (1994)
      • The Santa Clause 2 (2002)



      --Visions of Sugar Plums: read books with your children this season and share what you read. Oh, I've already been reading Christmas books at bedtime to my younger daughter! I'll start keeping track below.



      1. Oh, What A Christmas! by Michael Garland
      2. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
      3. The Best Parts of Christmas by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
      4. One Christmas Night by M. Christina Butler
      5. And Then Comes Christmas by Tom Brenner
      6. A Little Women Christmas by Heather Vogel Frederick
      7. Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo
      8. Gingerbread Christmas by Jan Brett
      9. The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas by Ellis Paul
      10. The Light of Christmas by Richard Paul Evans
      11. Mr. Noisy and the Silent Night by Roger Hargreaves
      12. A Merry Little Christmas by Mary Engelbreit
      13. When Christmas Feels Like Home by Gretchen Griffith
      14. The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Krensky
      15. The Little Crooked Christmas Tree by Michael Cutting
      16. Mr. Men - 12 Days of Christmas by Roger Hargreaves
      17. Christmas Is Here illustrated by Lauren Castillo
      18. One Starry Night by Lauren Thompson
      19. Little Miss Christmas by Roger Hargreaves
      20. Mr. Christmas by Roger Hargreaves
      21. Mr. Men - A Christmas Carol by Roger Hargreaves
      22. The Christmas Giant by Steve Light
      23.  A Star for Christmas by Trisha Romance
      24. The Christmas Pageant by Jacqueline Rogers
      25. The First Christmas Stocking by Elizabeth Winthrop
      26. Santa's New Suit by Laura Rader
      27. The Spider's Gift: A Ukrainian Christmas Story retold by Eric A. Kimmel
      28. Eloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson
      29. The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
      30. Jolly Old Santa Claus by Sparkie
      31. Merry Christmas, Curious George by Margret and H.A. Rey
      32. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz
      33. Sleigh Bells and Snowflakes: A Celebration of Christmas compiled by Linda Bronson
      34. Miss Wire's Christmas Surprise by Ian Whybrow
      35. A Very Babymouse Christmas by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
      36. Christmas Is... by Gail Gibbons
      37. Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O'Connor
      38. This First Christmas Night by Laura Godwin
      39. Reindeer Christmas by Mark Kimball Moulton
      40. Christmas Magic by Sue Stainton
      41. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore illustrated by Barbara Reid
      42. Sharing Christmas by Kate Westerlund
      43. Woodland Christmas by Frances Tyrrell
      44. Finding Christmas by Robert Munsch
      45. The Littlest Evergreen by Henry Cole
      46. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin
      47. Christmas Wishes by Tony Mitton
      48. Mr. Men - The Night Before Christmas by Roger Hargreaves



      This seasonal challenge is running from Dec 2016 to Feb 2017, and it is being hosted by Becca at Pretty Deadly Reviews. Read a book for each square!
      1. GREEN COVER: After the Woods by Kim Savage
      2. ROMANCE: A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings 1, Book #1)
      3. ALTERNATIVE FORMAT (AUDIOBOOK): The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #1)
      4. CRIME: Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone, Book #1)
      5. SET ABROAD: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
      6. SUPER HYPED: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
      7. SEQUEL: Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6)
      8. OWN VOICES:
      9. BANNED BOOK:
      10. 2017 DEBUT:
      11. ROMANCE:
      12. GOODREADS CHOICE NOMINEE:
      13. PINK COVER:
      14. NOT YA:
      15. WHITE COVER:
      16. SCIENCE FICTION:
      17. DEC, JAN, FEB RELEASE:
      18. SURVIVAL:
      19. BLUE COVER:
      20. LGBT:
      21. TWITTER POLL:
      22. NATURE ON COVER:
      23. UNRELIABLE NARRATOR:
      24. COVER BUY:
      25. URBAN FANTASY:



      December 20, 2016 to March 21, 2017

      1. Read a book that takes place in prehistoric times (before 1,000 A.D.) OR read a book that takes place in any of the Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden) OR read any book on your TBR whose position is in an ‘even’ thousand position (i.e. 1,000 2,000 3,000; tell us its position). **Note: if you have less than 1,000 books on your TBR, consider using one of the first two options on this task. If that fails, use any book in an 'even' hundredth position.

      Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe (1,000 on my TBR)

      2. Read a book with an ‘unbalanced’ character (tell us who and why you think they are unbalanced) OR read a book whose plot occurs during the 1800’s OR read a book that is second in a trilogy or at the middle of your TBR (you may use TBR midpoint +(-) ten.

      Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater

      3. Read a book in which a character is considering trying something new (tell us what) OR read a book that mentions the military OR read a book whose main character’s first name starts with a letter in “SKIING.”

      4. Read a book that takes place in the mountains (tell us which range) OR read a book where a character has a serious illness OR read a book where the first letter of each title word may be found in “PUBLIC HEALTH” (include a|an|the; 2 word minimum).

      5. Read a book that takes place in a popular tourist destination (tell us where) OR read a book where someone goes skiing OR read a book in which a character works for any governmental agency.

      6. Read a book that takes place in any city that has hosted the Winter Olympics (list) OR read a book with an intact “24” in its total page count OR read a book in which a significant first occurs (tell us what).

      7. Read a book in which a competition takes place (tell us what) OR read a book with "WINTER" in its title OR read a book whose cover is the color of one of the Olympic rings (blue, black, yellow, red or green).

      8. Read a book in which a main character is a show off OR read a book where a character has some kind of advanced skill (tell us what) OR read a book whose title starts with a letter in HOT DOG (a|an|the DO count!).

      The Woman in Cabin 10

      9. Read a book with an object resembling an inverted “V” or any repeated pattern on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book with footprints on its cover (post the cover) OR read a book whose title contains the word “UP” (the two letters must be together but do not have to be an independent word).

      Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, Book #6) [read a book whose title contains the word "UP" - "cUPcake")

      10. Read a book in which some kind of crash occurs (tell us what) OR read a book whose title or author’s first or last name begin with a “Y” (ignore a|an|the) OR read a book whose cover shows a yard (post the cover).

      Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand

      11. Read a book whose cover shows a wild animal or a track or trail of any kind (remember to post the cover) OR read a book that seems to follow a trail (i.e. formulaic plot, a re-telling) OR read a book whose title contains any foreign word or phrase.

      12. Read a book whose cover shows a racetrack of any kind (post the cover) OR read a book whose plot moves quickly and has some hairpin plot twists OR read a book published anywhere in the 1900’s (1900-1999).

      13. Read a book whose location starts with a letter in FLUSH (tell us where) OR read a book in a series that is third or higher (tell us the position) OR read a book whose cover shows any ‘flowing’ object (i.e. hair, a river; remember to post the cover).

      14. Read a book where a character finds themselves in a dangerous situation OR read a book with ice on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book whose author’s first AND last initials may be found in BOILERPLATE.

      The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (author's first AND last initials may be found in BOILERPLATE: Amy Tan)

      15. Read a book where “TUCK” may be found intact within the book's title or author name OR read a book whose cover shows any two parallel objects (post the cover) OR read a book where a character figures out how to improve a process (be sure to tell us what that process is).

      The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (read a book whose cover shows any two parallel objects

      16. Read a book that helps you unwind OR read any book in a series that follows a previous book in that series (any except the first) OR read a book with a hot beverage on its cover (post the cover).



      Cheryl from CMash Loves to Read and Gina from Hott Books are the founders of this challenge. I think it's safe to say that I am a Reading Challenge Addict! Here is the level that I am aiming for:

      Out of This World: 16+ Challenges (Entered & Completed)


      1. 2016 Full House Reading Challenge
      2. The Series that Never...Ends Challenge
      3. 2016 The Color Coded Reading Challenge
      4. R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI: Peril the First
      5. R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI: Peril of the Short Story
      6. September is for Sequels
      7. #BiteOber
      8. 2016 Audiobook Challenge
      9. Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2016
      10. 2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
      11. European Reading Challenge 2016
      12. Blogger Shame Review Challenge
      13. 2016 Chubby Chunkster Challenge
      14. 2016 Debut Author Challenge
      15. 2016 It's New To Me Series Starter Challenge
      16. 2016 Series Enders Reading Challenge
      17. Literary Pickers Challenge
      18. The Reporters Challenge 2016
      19. What an Animal IX Reading Challenge 2016
      20. 2016 Book to Movie Challenge
      21. 2016 Banned Books Challenge
      22. 2016 Dystopia Reading Challenge
      23. 2016 Horror Reading Challenge
      24. 2016 Reading Bites Reading Challenge
      25. Spooks, Howls and Fangs Reading Challenge 2016
      26. 2016 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge
      27. Romantic Suspense 2016 Reading Challenge
      28. 2016 Retellings Reading Challenge
      29. 2016 YA Reading Challenge
      30. 2016 YA Mystery Reading Challenge
      31. The Hard Core Re-Reading Challenge 2016
      32. Goodreads Fall 2016 Scavenger: Make Your Own Apple Cider
      33. What's In A Name? 2016
      34. 2016 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
      35. 2016 Women Challenge
      36. New Authors 2016 Reading Challenge
      37. 2016 New Narrator Reading Challenge
      38. 2016 New To You Reading Challenge
      39. 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge
      40. 2016 Backlist Books Reading Challenge
      41. 2016 I Love Libraries Reading Challenge
      42. A-Z Mystery Author Challenge
      43. Lady Detectives 2016 Reading Challenge
      44. Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2016
      45. Craving for Cozies Challenge 2016
      46. 2016 Nonfiction Reading Challenge
      47. Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon
      48. HoHoHo Read-a-Thon
      49. The Stephen King Challenge: Salem's Lot Read-a-Long
      50. FrightFall Read-a-Thon
      51. Gothic September Read-a-Long: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
      52. Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon



      5 comments:

      1. Hey! Thanks for joining into my It's New to Me Series Challenge! I've opened the linky list back up if you want to go add this post into it HERE. :-) Glad to have you! Looks like your challenge list is getting as long or longer than mine is this year. Good luck!

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        1. Thanks, Lisa! I know, it's an obsession, LOL!

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      2. Hi, glad to see you back in challenge mode :-) I'm doing several of those you signed up for as well. Also, I'm hosting my first one ever:
        http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2015/10/literary-loners-reading-challenge-2016.html
        If you're interested in joining, you are welcome to do so. I'm already planning a new and different challenge for next year

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      3. Congratulations on finishing the European Reading Challenge!

        I don't know if you linked this post (now that you are done) to the wrap up page (http://www.rosecityreader.com/2015/12/2016-european-reading-challenge-wrap-up.html). If you did, thank you and I apologize. I had a problem and lost all the links. Please visit the page again and re-link your post.

        If you had not posted your link on the wrap up page, please do! And I hope you join us again in 2017. The sign up page is up now on www.rosecityreader.com.

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      4. I would like to thank you so much for your participation!
        If you are interested in, you could have a look to the 2017 edition! :)

        http://www.peekabook.it/2017/01/2017-women-challenge.html

        Bye and enjoy your books!


        Valentina
        www.peekabook.it

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